Macfarlane Reid, Tim

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Born in 1966 to artist parents, Tim Macfarlane Reid was raised in a world infused with visual art.  He is a graduate of the National Art School in Sydney, Australia.  He has been a full time sculptor for more than 20 years, with five solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions.  His art practice is based in Fremantle, West Australia where he works with his artist wife.

For the past 10 years Macfarlane Reid has undertaken a number of public art projects. Interactivity is an important element in his body of work, and the public works encourage us to engage with the artwork and the landscape, whether a pristine location in nature or a busy urban hub.  Inspired by the words of Jean Arp – “Art should lose itself in nature, should even be mistaken for nature” – Tim’s large-scale outdoor sculptures are evocative of natural forms found in the landscape.

The current work at Sculpture at Bathers is a new direction for Macfarlane Reid.  Pursuing organic form in the round, he has built up the form employing a new material.

Macfarlane Reid’s work can be found in significant private and public collections throughout Australia, including the Art Gallery of WA, the State Theatre of WA & the Town of Cottesloe.


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Featured Work

Macfarlane Reid, Tim - Featured Work Desert to Sea
  • Year: 2020
  • Materials: Bronze, aluminium, Corten steel
  • Size: 180 x 110 x 65 cm
  • Price: $22,000

    This work captures the experience of the West Australian landscape from desert to sea - the red earth, the bright light, the powerful landscape and the soothing fluid movement of the rivers and coastal waters.

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